Okay, let me get something straight...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by animalloverabh, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    ..Bread is bad for ducks, isn't it? Because me and my dad have just had a row over it. He says that people have been feeding ducks bread for thousands of years without ducks being hurt, but thats not true, is it? They have been shortening their lifespan, right?
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    Quote:Thanks! May i ask what is considered to be a nutritional diet?
     
  4. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your dad is right.
     
  5. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    Quote:Your dad is right.

    Now im confused.
     
  6. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your dad is right.

    Now im confused.

    Your dad is NOT right. Perhaps pascopol misread your post. Do some research you will find many websites like the one I gave you and none that will state otherwise.
    It is true that people have fed bread to ducks forever, like I said BUT they are not hanging around the parks to see the damage they are doing.

    http://www.liveducks.com/care.html

    Here
    is a healthy diet.
     
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  7. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bread is not bad as long as it's only given once in a while as a treat and the ducks have a regular diet of healthy duck food. It's not to be given to them every day and all day long like what happens when you go to a park. At some of the lake parks I go to, people feed them bread all day long every day and it's not healthy at all. You'll see ducks and geese at these parks with all kinds of health problems because of it.
     
  8. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    Thanks everyone! So is it safe to say that my dad can give them bread like, once a month?
     
  9. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Giving them bread as a treat once in a while is fine as long as their main diet is a healthy one. I have a goose that needs meds daily and I put it in 2 very small bread balls. It is not enough bread to disrupt his daily diet.
     
  10. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    Quote:Giving them bread as a treat once in a while is fine as long as their main diet is a healthy one. I have a goose that needs meds daily and I put it in 2 very small bread balls. It is not enough bread to disrupt his daily diet.

    Okay, thank you.
     

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